The College of Applied Science and Technology graduates individuals skilled in critical thinking with a life-long passion for learning and a strong commitment to civic engagement.
The College of Applied Science and Technology cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of individuals through premier teaching, research, and outreach programs. We emphasize innovative relationships between theory and practice in order to graduate technologically skilled life-long learners who can contribute effectively to their profession and society.
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Dr. McLoda’s career spans more than 29 years and includes work as a licensed athletic trainer in clinic, hospital, high school, and collegiate settings. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. McLoda joined the faculty at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina where he led the athletic training program and the process for successful national accreditation of that program. In 2000, Dr. McLoda joined the faculty at Illinois State to lead the athletic training program and to seek national accreditation of the program which was accomplished one year later. Dr. McLoda continued as the program director of athletic training for 9 years at Illinois State. Along the way, he also served as assistant director for the School of Kinesiology and Recreation for 3 years. In 2009, he was hired as an associate dean in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Dr. McLoda’s areas of oversight increased during his years serving as an associate dean and he was named Senior Associate Dean in 2015.
Dr. McLoda was named the CAST Dean in January 2017. As Dean, he works with other members of the Dean's staff and CAST Chairs and Directors to provide leadership to the College's six departments and two schools serving over 4,700 students. As chief academic officer of the college, the Dean is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative affairs of the college. The Dean is also responsible for communicating the vision and goals of the College to community and professional constituencies and seeking public and private funds to support the goals of the college.
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Provides fiscal management for College and oversees facility renovations and enhancement, student enrollment, and faculty searches. Responsible for small gift fundraising and alumni relations. Directs curriculum development and implementation and serves as liaison to the University Curriculum Committee, Council for Teacher Education, and Graduate Curriculum Committee. Facilitates external accreditations, program reviews, and international programs of study for College undergraduate and graduate majors. Provides research support for CAST faculty and students and assists in securing federal, state, local, and private grants. Oversees College Mentor Program and develops strategies to recruit and retain faculty. Coordinates graduate assistantship funds and serves as liaison with Research and Sponsored Programs and the Graduate School. Oversees Gamma Phi Circus staff, student-performers, and budget.
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The Director of Marketing and Special Events is charged with planning, implementing, and coordinating events, along with developing and implementing strategic marketing efforts for the college. In addition, this position builds the brand and image of the college through all marketing materials, works as the point person for college publicity and communication strategies, and builds relationships with key constituent groups, assisting with college advancement and development. Duties also include conceptualizing the social voice for the college using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, liaising with external and campus constituencies, and supervising internship students assigned to the Dean's office.
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Assistance to the Dean as needed, day-to-day maintenance of CAST budget, liaison between CAST and other University units; resource for CAST departments and schools' lead staff.
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Assist the Dean and Associate Dean with facilities, IDEA, College Research programs and curriculum. Secretary for the College Curriculum Committee. Oversee website and digital signs.
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Provides leadership, expertise, and management for the College of Applied Science and Technology in the areas of instructional and computing technology and supports the technology-related efforts of College faculty, staff, and students for teaching, research, and service.
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Maintains computer workstations for faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and labs in agriculture, family & consumer sciences, kinesiology & recreation, and military science. Maintains network hardware for the College. Deploys and maintains software authorized by the Departments, College, and University. Provides support and instruction on the use of hardware and software used by faculty, staff, and students. Advises faculty and staff on computing needs.
Maintains computer workstations for faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and labs in criminal justice sciences and health sciences. Deploys and maintains software authorized by the Departments and University. Provides support and instruction on the use of hardware and software used by faculty, staff, and students. Advises faculty and staff on computing needs.